3 Simple Breakfast Meal Preps for the Busy Mom
When you start your day off with the little ecosystem you have in your gut in mind, your entire day improves! You feel good, you’re pooping regularly (You’re thinking “oh no she didn’t start talking about poop this early on in her post”… and I’m like “yes, poop talk is my usual. You’ll get use to it 😉 “), you’re happier, and you’re starting to notice that your clothes are getting bigger on you.
What is the little ecosystem I have in my gut?
Good question! I’m so glad you asked! When we came into this world as infants we were given our ecosystem by our mother! If we were born vaginally or by c-section changed the type of gut flora (probiotics or good bacteria) we have.
People that are born vaginally tend to be leaner than those born via a c-section due to the types of bacteria that we have in our gut. This is HUGE y’all! So what this is telling us, is that we need to focus on keeping that good bacteria alive and thriving!
Now you’re probably asking yourself, “Nicole, I was born via c-section. Does that mean I’m doomed?” You have a higher chance of developing obesity, yes however do you HAVE to develop it? NO. Do you have to go down the same path your parents did, uncles, grandparents etc… No. You can change your DNA by simply giving your body what it needs. And that is true for anybody!
A great way to make sure you start your day off right and give your body what it needs is by feeding the good bacteria in your gut! This is what we are doing when we are feeding it the good bacteria from yogurt or give the probiotics their prebiotics. In other words, fiber is the food that the good bacteria eat. You feed it a high fiber diet and help it out by reducing inflammation with healthy fats, you’re going to set your gut up for a successful day!
Let’s talk Meal Prepping.
Meal Prepping can simply be making your breakfast the night before or it can mean you made your entire meals for the week. If you’re just starting out with Meal Prepping, breakfast is a great way to get started.
My top 3 favorite GUT FRIENDLY Breakfast Meal Preps for the Busy Mom
The First Breakfast Meal Prep are the Greek Yogurt Parfaits.
- 3/4 C 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp milled flax seed
- 2 tsp local honey
- 1/4 C walnuts,
- 1/4 C mixed berries
- 1/4-1/2 C high fiber cereal (5g+ fiber/serving)
1. What you’ll do is figure out how many days you’re going to making these parfaits for and how many other people in the household will need them too (For example 3 days for 2 people = 6 parfaits).
2. Line up your containers in a row.
3. Start the assembly line. Start with adding Greek yogurt to each container. Then go down the ingredient list and add on top of the previous until you’re left with the cereal on top.
*If you’re going to be using these 3-4 days later, I like to add the cereal the morning of so it’s crunchy and not mushy.
Second Breakfast Meal Prep are the Oatmeal Parfaits
Above you’ll find a video that you can watch of all these to help you understand more however I did not add the Orgain Superfood in that video nor did I use the peanut butter or cocoa nibs. The point of overnight oats is that you can make it whatever you want it to be! Make sure you have your oats, a source of fat (like the flax seed, peanut butter, and walnuts), a protein source (peanut butter and chocolate Orgain Protein powder). and then you can sweeten it up however you’d like (either berries, honey, or cocoa nibs).
Recipe for pictured Orgain Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Parfait
- 1/2 C steel-cut or quick oats
- 1 TBSP milled flax seed
- 1 Scoop Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/2 Scoop Orgain Superfood
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/4 C walnuts,
- topped with almond milk
- sprinkle of cocoa nibsAbove ingredients are for 1 person and you can treat this the same way you did the Greek Yogurt Parfaits. Line up your containers in a row then start at the top of the ingredient list and add to each container then move on to your next ingredient. Soon you’ll have breakfast made for the next few days!
The third breakfast meal prep idea also serves as a double for a snack – lucky you 😉
Veggie muffins have been my favorite go to snack for years now! When my daughter was a baby, I knew I wanted to get as many vegetables in her as I could. So I started experimenting with vegetables, leftover pulp from juicing, and trying over & over again. I love this recipe the best because you do it in your blender.
For breakfast you can pair these muffins with one protein source and one fruit.
Protein source examples: 1/4 cup of unsalted nuts or a hard boiled egg
Fruit source examples: 1 banana, 1 apple, 1/4 cup berries
Once you master breakfast meal prepping you can master dinner too! Then life becomes so much easier for you! Trust me- every busy mom should meal plan and if needed, meal prep!
If you’d like more recipe ideas, check out my Sheet Pan Meal Cheat Sheet below- Free Cheat Sheet that will show you how to make a healthy meal in under 30 minutes!
I’d love to know how it goes! Make sure to leave a comment below!
Til next time,